UK ignores fears over Internet Explorer despite French and German warnings

The British government and armed forces are to continue their widespread use of the version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser that was attacked by Chinese hackers who broke into Google’s corporate network – even though both the French and German governments have advised people to stop using it.The Cabinet Office, which oversees the deployment of computers in government, said today that “it doesn’t think the issue [of being open to hacking] would be resolved any better by going elsewhere”.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jan/18/uk-internet-explorer-china-googleAlso see:France joins Germany warning against Internet Explorer
France has echoed calls by the German government for web users to find an alternative to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) to protect security.Certa, a government agency that oversees cyber threats, warned against using all versions of the web browser.Germany warned users on Friday after malicious code – implicated in attacks on Google – was published online.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8465038.stmEuropean governments warn against Internet Explorer
The French government has become the second in days to warn its citizens to steer clear of Internet all versions of Explorer (IE) until a serious security flaw is fixed in the browser.At the weekend, The German Federal Office for Information (BSI) Security warned users against using versions 6, 7 and 8 of the browser until Microsoft patched the vulnerability referred to Microsoft in advisory 979352, the remote execution security hole believed to be connected to recent high-profile attacks on Google servers which saw the search giant threaten to quit China.
http://news.techworld.com/security/3210474/european-governments-warn-against-internet-explorer/
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/011810-european-governments-warn-against-internet.html

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